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Police investigating serious assault in Carlisle

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in Carlisle.

A man in his fifties was found with serious injuries on the street outside of Gallaghers on Botchergate. It is believed the assault occurred at approximately 1am this morning, 4 August, in the nearby area.

The man has been transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Police would like to speak to witnesses who may have been in the area at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and ask to speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 quoting log number 15 of 4 August.


Family raises over £42,000 for brain tumour research in memory of five-year-old boy

'Team Sam' cycled 468 miles between Carlisle and Stonehaven Credit: ITV Border

Family and friends of five-year-old Sam Dorrance who lost his battle against an aggressive brain tumour last year, have raised more than £42,000 in his memory, exceeding their target of £40,000.

'Team Sam' cycled 468 miles from station to station between Carlisle and Stonehaven between 13 and 16 July 2017.

Hannah McNulty has this report:

Carlisle MP to hold public meeting on broadband issues

Carlisle MP, John Stevenson, is set to hold a public meeting for local residents to discuss their issues with broadband.

Representatives from telecommunications company, Openreach, will also be in attendance to answer questions.

I am very pleased to be able to give my constituents the opportunity to meet with representatives from Openreach to speak to them directly regarding the issues they have been experiencing.

These issues have been ongoing for months and in this day and age the internet has become a vital part of everyday life for many people.

It is encouraging that Openreach have agreed to address their concerns directly as part of their work to resolve this situation.”

– John Stevenson MP

The meeting will be held at the Richard Rose Morton Academy on Friday 28 July at 6.30pm. People who wish to attend are advised to send an email to

Ukranian club fire investigated as arson by police

Firefighters put out the fire at the Ukranian Club in Carlisle on 14 July Credit: ITV Border

The case of a historic Carlisle building that caught fire is now being investigated by police as an arson.

The Ukrainian Club, on the corner of Silloth street and Wigton road, was set ablaze on Friday 14 July, around 4:30pm.

Police say significant structural damage was done as a result of the fire and are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen anyone in, on, or leaving the building before the fire started.

Anyone with information can call PC 2524 Donaldson by calling 101 and quoting log number 176 of the 14th of July 2017. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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